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The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has begun receiving Contract for Difference (CfD) payments. The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) began allocating the payments for the first phase of the 1.2GW offshore wind project as it passed the required tests for its Operational Conditions Precedent (OCP). The first project phase, with a capacity of 400MW, achieved a […]
The 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK has passed the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Operational Conditions Precedent (OCPs) for its second phase. The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) began allocating the CfD payments for the 336MW of the project's second phase on 28 April. Beatrice joins four UK onshore wind farms that have passed all […]
The company registration process for the third allocation round of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) has opened. According to the National Grid, registration is an essential pre-application activity and parties wishing to apply for a CfD need to first complete and submit a registration form, preferably before the application window opens. The third CfD allocation round […]
The third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round in the UK will commence on 29 May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said. BEIS earlier issued a GBP 60 million draft budget proposal for the third CfD round. A final budget notice will be issued no later than ten working days before the commencement of […]
Scottish Enterprise is holding an event for the local offshore wind supply chain regarding the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. The event will focus on lessons learned in previous CfD auctions, the opportunities expected in the forthcoming round and how the industry will evolve for future rounds. The speakers will present competition, innovation and skills to […]
The 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project has passed its 12-month Contracts for Difference (CfD) milestone, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) said.
SSE has welcomed the UK Government's Contracts for Difference (CfD) budget announcement, however, the company added that setting out strike prices approaching subsidy-free levels was ambitious and that the capacity cap was disappointing.
The 1.5GW Seagreen Phase 1 offshore wind project is entering into May 2019’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, SSE plc, the owner and developer of the project in Scotland, said.
The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a draft budget notice amounting to GBP 60 million for the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) round.
The UK government plans to publish its final policy decisions on changes to the Contracts for Difference(CfD) scheme for the third allocation round this month.
The UK government plans to set out the parameters of the next year's Contracts for Difference auction later this year, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said.
RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement by the UK government on new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for offshore wind, emphasizing that it means the UK’s offshore wind capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade.
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is preparing to bid in the next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction for the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo wind farms, which is scheduled for Spring 2019.
The 2017 Contracts for Difference (CfD) will cost UK consumers significantly more relative to the additional capacity secured due to the changes in the auction design which allowed small fuelled-technology projects to raise the strike price of larger projects, National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm entered full operation in October and has started receiving difference payments on generated electricity.
The next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction is planned for spring 2019, the UK Government informed today, along with the announcement that up to GBP 557 million will be made available for renewable energy projects as part of the Clean Growth Strategy.
WindEurope has called on the UK and other European governments to provide more clarity to the offshore wind industry after 2020 by committing to ambitious offshore wind deployment targets. The association's call came yesterday, 11 September, following the results of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.
Scotland's Moray Council has welcomed the awarding of the Contract for Difference to the 950MW Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) project, adding that Buckie harbour is ideally placed to support the construction of the project.
Statkraft and innogy, the developers of the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm off Lincolnshire, England, plan to take the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project by mid-2018.
RenewableUK is predicting a significant fall in the cost of offshore wind when the results of long-awaited competitive auctions for new contracts to provide clean electricity are unveiled next week.
DONG Energy plans to submit a bid in the UK Contract for Difference (CfD) auction for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm on 14 August, Henrik Poulsen, the Danish company's CEO and President, said.
An arbitration tribunal has ruled in favour of Mainstream Renewable Power in relation to the dispute over the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) terminating the Contract for Difference (CfD) for Mainstream's 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm off Scotland.
The UK Government is set to open the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round on 3 April, when it will make a total of GBP 290 million available for renewable energy projects, including offshore wind.
The UK government has set a cap of 1.5GW for phased offshore wind projects in the allocation of Contracts for Difference (CfDs), starting from the allocation round due to begin on 3 April.
The developers of the 900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have welcomed the UK government's confirmation that the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction will open in April 2017, adding that the project is well prepared to submit a bid into the next auction and is in an excellent position to compete for a share of […]
The UK government's announcement of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a massive boost for British industry, RenewableUK said. The next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, announced on Wednesday, 9 November, will allow for companies to compete for the first GBP 290 million worth of contracts for renewable […]